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Lyr Req: South

Louie Roy 13 Sep 03 - 10:20 AM
Sorcha 13 Sep 03 - 11:38 AM
Louie Roy 13 Sep 03 - 02:48 PM
Sorcha 13 Sep 03 - 05:08 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Sep 03 - 05:10 PM
Sorcha 13 Sep 03 - 05:41 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Sep 03 - 07:30 PM
Louie Roy 14 Sep 03 - 11:36 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Sep 03 - 10:45 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Sep 03 - 09:02 AM
Louie Roy 16 Sep 03 - 10:57 AM
Gern 16 Sep 03 - 11:09 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Sep 03 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,Frimley Dave 28 Jul 08 - 06:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: South
From: Louie Roy
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 10:20 AM

Does any one have the lyrics to the beautiful tune South?Thanks in advance Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 11:38 AM

Louie, too many songs. Can you give us a few snippiets of lyrics? Or, author, artist, anything?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Louie Roy
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 02:48 PM

Sorcha,I found it on the internet I'm not sure where I'll have to find it again but it was such poor quality I couldn't understand the lyrics.Many Fiddlers and Harmonica players play this tune and it is beautiful.The name is South.When I find it again I will post the location and maybe someone with better ears than I have can decipher thelyrics Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 05:08 PM

I have found South Coast, South Wind, a band called Beautiful South, but nothing at all for just South. Try checking JC's Tunefinder for Southwind. It is a beautiful, common tune and the lyrics that I have seen are in Gaelic.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 05:10 PM

I remember this as a famous instrumental by Benny Moten. There were no words. Written in the 1920s, It had a revival in the 1950s or 1960s with the original recording re-issued.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 05:41 PM

At Levy, The South


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 07:30 PM

"South," Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, 1926-1929- a cd put out by RCA contains this as well as other pieces by the Moten Orchestra.
Moten issued the piece twice, 1924 (Okeh) and 1928 (Victor). Bennie Moten

One of the founders of modern jazz.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Louie Roy
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 11:36 AM

Thanks Q and all the others who have answered my request.This is the tune written by Bennie Moten and I never had any idea it was written and recorded back in the 1920s.Appartently since then someone has added the lyrics and as I said before I found one recording somewhere on the net that had the words and I'm still searching.It sticks in my mind that Rose Maddox did a recording with the words but I'm guessing.Thanks to all of you Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 10:45 PM

The Maddox Brothers and Rose did indeed record "South." It's on their album "America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band: Their Original Recordings 1946-1951, Vol. 2," Arhoolie CD 437, 1995. You can hear a sound sample at Yahoo! Shopping > Music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 09:02 AM

The Kirk Collection Kirk Collection at the Indiana State University Library has the sheet music of the vocal version (but not online). Here's the catalog entry:
    Title: South.
    First Line: Down below that old Dixon Line, there's a place that really is fine
    Chorus: Where the folks are happy and gay, and the easy way is the right way
    Music by: Moten, Bennie, and T[hamon] Hayes.
    Words by: Charles, Ray.
    P/P/D: New York : Peer International Corporation, c1941.
    Location: SPC, KIRK PS 1940-1941
Here's what I transcribed from a sound sample at Yahoo! Shopping > Music:
    Down below that old Dixon Line,
    There's a place that really is fine.
    Don't you know what I'm talkin' about?
    You want to find out,
    Then take a tip from me:
    Down below that old Dixon line,
    Where the sun is happy to shine,
    Where a friendly face is common to see,
    That's where I'm longin' to be.
    Where the folks are happy and gay,
    And the easy way is the right way,
    Where the bees make honey all day,...
Spade Cooley also recorded this song in a western swing style, but the only sound sample I could find didn't contain any lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Louie Roy
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 10:57 AM

Thanks Jim For supplying the lyrics to South.Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Gern
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 11:09 AM

I believe that this song was recorded on one of Bob Wills' live albums as a fiddle instrumental. The words fit the melody I know, at least, and the title is the same.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 11:15 AM

I recall the Wills instrumental. Don't remember the date, but it was during the revival of Moten's piece.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: GUEST,Frimley Dave
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 06:10 PM

South Rampart Street Parade recorded by Kenny Ball on the CD "Trad Party (UK) Disc 3, Track 4.
Except the "bees made music all day"!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 09:37 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South--Maybe LYR ADD
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 01:50 PM

South (1924)

(m) Thamon Hayes, Bennie Moten (w 1941) Charles Carpenter (P 1928) Bennie Moten Orch. (CR) Edward "Kid" Ory (RR) Maddox Brothers and Rose (from where these lyrics are transcribed)

Down below that old Dixon line there's a place that really is fine.
Don't you know what I'm talkin' about?
You want to find out, then take a trip with me.

Down below that old Dixon line where the sun is happy to shine.
Where a friendly face is common to see
That's where I'm longin' to be.
Where the folks are happy and gay
And the easy way is the right way
Where the bees make music all day
Don't you know you're right next to heaven down south
Where the moon shines mellow and bright
And the breeze plays tag with the night.
That's where the sundown gals hold you tight.
Lordy, how I love the south!

That is from

http://www.exelana.com/lyrics/South.html



Here is the song on YouTube if ya need the melody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gE325qCMqA


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